Program Description: Author and historian, Dr. Christopher Leahy, will deliver an overview of the historical significance of impeachment in the United States – its historical basis, constitutional significance, and the impeachment process. Additionally, Dr. Leahy will share details from his forthcoming book – President Without a Party: The Life of John Tyler – on the 10th US President John Tyler who, in a little-known episode of our history, was the first American president to contend with the threat of impeachment. The lecture will be followed by Q&A and light refreshments. This lecture is offered in collaboration with the Columbia County Historical Society.
Date/Time/Location: Saturday, February 1, 4pm in the Hudson Area Library Community Room
Registration: Advance tickets are available for $15 on the CCHS website. Tickets will be available at the door on a first come first serve basis ($15 for CCHS members and HAL cardholders, $20 for non-members).
ABOUT THE SPEAKER:
Dr. Christopher Leahy, author and Professor of History at Keuka College, in Keuka Lake, NY is an expert in States’ Rights, the American Colonies, the American Revolution, and the Early National Period, and is formerly associate professor at Southeastern Louisiana University.
NOTE: Advance parameters will be set to insure the lecture and questions do not go off topic and are neither partisan nor polemical.